“Each January since 2016, Greater Columbus concertgoers have gone on a musical journey to Russia in the company of the Columbus Symphony,” writes Peter Tonguette in Wednesday’s (1/4) Columbus Dispatch (login required). “During the past seven years, the symphony has presented a ‘Russian Winter Festival’ highlighting the often-dramatic, always emotional compositions of Russian-born composers… This year, however, the content of the annual program will be much the same, but—in an acknowledgment of the nearly year-long war between Russia and Ukraine—it will be presented under a different title. The ‘Winter Festival’ … will take place Friday and Saturday in the Ohio Theatre. The concert will be conducted by Music Director Rossen Milanov… The removal of the word ‘Russian’ from the concert title was a kind of ‘quiet protest’ against the war, [Chief Operating Officer Daniel] Walshaw said. ‘We’re not putting the company formally in any kind of public display of protest,’ said Walshaw, noting that the symphony is made up of members with roots around the world… What will remain constant, however, is the power of the underlying works.” The program includes works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich.